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MARI Supports APA Position on Florida Shooting, Offers Resources

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The American Psychological Association President, Jessica Henderson Daniel, Ph.D., recently released a statement in the wake of the Florida High School shooting in mid-February. Dr. Daniel notes: “Framing the problem in terms of mental illness does not direct us to appropriate solutions.” The Mary A. Rackham Institute (MARI) supports the statement released by the APA — both addressing the stigmatization …

Article: UMAP and the Power of Intensity

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The University of Michigan Aphasia Program (UMAP) wrote an article about the importance of intensity in treating aphasia, a communication disorder that results from damage to certain parts of the brain following stroke, illness, or injury. The article appeared in the Winter/Spring edition of StrokeSmart magazine. The article delves into what makes a program an ICAP — Intensive, Comprehensive Aphasia …

Space Remaining in Social and Performance Anxiety Group – Winter 2018

Events, Group Therapy, News

The University Psychological Clinic still has a few spots left in the winter CBT group for adults with social or performance anxiety. Participants will learn ways to reframe unhealthy thoughts and be supported as they work through their fears with experienced professionals. We are currently also taking referrals for these groups. We have a few slots available in both the …

New Group – BRACE to Help Teens Build Resilience

Events, Group Therapy, News

The Building Resilience And Character strengths Everyday (BRACE) group will kick off starting in April 2018. BRACE is great for teenagers who are feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or sad/low, or who are looking to improve their lives and relationships. Participants will learn how to BRACE themselves and apply the principles of positive psychology to help build resilience and strength in everyday …

Parenting through separation and divorce workshop

Parenting Through Separation and Divorce Workshop – April 2018

Events, News, Parenting

Join us for a free Parenting Through Separation and Divorce workshop Monday, April 2. If you’re going through a separation or divorce and would like help navigating the pitfalls and potential minefields and to ensure your children are receiving the support they need, consider attending our free workshop in April. This program is an approved alternative to the SMILE Program presented by …

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Parenting Through Separation and Divorce Workshop – March 2018

Events, News, Parenting

Join us for a free Parenting Through Separation and Divorce workshop Monday, March 5. Winter can be a difficult time of year in general. Add the stress of a major life change like separation or divorce, and it can complicate things further. If you’re going through a separation or divorce and would like help navigating the pitfalls and potential minefields …

Facebook Live Chat About Teen Depression and Suicide Still

UCCF Director Featured in Live Chat on Teen Depression and Suicide

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Director of the University Center for the Child and Family (UCCF) Cynthia Ewell Foster, Ph.D., participated in a recent Facebook Live chat on teen depression and suicide, sponsored by the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Dr. Ewell Foster teamed up with Dr. Polly Gipson to talk about how to support the teens in your life, signs of depression to watch for …

NEW: UMAP to Offer Teletherapy for Current and Former Clients

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Announcing UMAP teletherapy: UMAP is now offering teletherapy services to former and current UMAP clients. This means UMAP now offers speech therapy sessions online through live teleconferencing. Teletherapy is conducted similarly to our in-house therapy sessions — therapy is provided by licensed speech-language pathologists and tailored to each client’s individual needs — but without having to leave home. In order …

Suddenly, I Felt There Was Hope: Jo Anne Nestico’s Story

Success Story

Jo Anne Nestico of Harrison Township, Michigan, first experienced language problems when she was eating dinner with her husband. She said she felt fine, but she couldn’t speak in sentences and words that were different than the ones she was trying to say were coming out. When on her way to get an MRI the next day to check out …